The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is pleased to welcome Cynthia Muller to their Impact Investing Committee, effective June 2020 for a three-year term. The Fisher Foundation stewards a $10M commitment through Program Related Investments (PRIs) and Mission-Related Investments (MRIs).

Cynthia, Director of Mission Investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), joins the Fisher Foundation as its first-ever non-family volunteer. Prior to her role at WWKF, Muller was a Senior Director and Head of Impact Investing and Arabella Advisors in Washington DC.  In her role, she developed strategies and guided both foundations and individuals in understanding the field of impact investing. She previously held the role of Director, Strategic Investments for Capital Impact Partners in Arlington, VA.

“Cynthia brings immense experience and a national perspective to our work. She stands out as a thought leader of the impact investing ecosystem and a trailblazer in the field,” said Phillip Wm. Fisher, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Impact Investing Chair for the Fisher Foundation. Her appointment is critical to developing an inclusive Foundation culture infused with new energy and perspectives.”

Muller, an Alaska Native who has lived on both coasts, described herself as a “bit of a nomad” with vast experience across the country. Her national experience will be instrumental for the Fisher Foundation, with investments both locally in Detroit and overseas in Israel. “Cynthia’s leadership and commitment to racial equity, and creative uses of capital to build communities is an awesome and welcome addition to the Fisher Foundation Impact Investing Committee and has been an asset to the community for many years,” said Meredith Freeman, Director, Alignment and Impact Investing and at Fisher Foundation.

“I am honored to join the Fisher Foundation’s Impact Investing Committee,” said Muller. “Fisher has and continues to be the convener and collaborator in Michigan’s impact investing community. They are a model for the rest of the country in how to move capital creatively, which is increasingly important for those of us serious about change.”

Muller holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University.

About the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation’s core philosophy is grounded in the beliefs of our founders and the family’s shared Jewish values that life’s purpose is found in service to others. The mission of the Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. In the Jewish tradition of tzedakah (justice), the Foundation and family work to repair the world (tikkun olam) alongside those who share our mission. For more information, please visit

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